Entomology Seminar Series
The Department of Entomology sponsors a seminar series covering a wide range of topics and speakers. Seminars are normally held on Tuesdays of the spring and fall semesters from 4 -5 pm. Please join us!
In addition to maintaining a high caliber of speakers, each year the department recognizes alumni and other scientists for their contributions to the science of entomology via the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Theodore L. Hopkins Distinguished Colloquium Award. The students of the Popenoe Entomology Club also select the Popenoe Speaker each year and sponsor his or her visit to the department.
** Preceding the seminar, there will be a student forum where graduate students and postdocs can interact with our out-of-town speakers from 3:30-4:00 pm. Those seminars are indicated with astericks.**
Entomology Virtual Seminar Schedule
Kansas State University
Parade of Entomology Faculty
Dr. Tania Kim
Parade of USDA Faculty
Drs. Erin Scully and Rob Morrison
Dr. Astri Wayadande (Oklahoma State University). "Leafhoppers are cool but mosquitos suck!: Using electropenetrography to discover the secrets of blood-feeding arthropods"
Dr. Jen White (University of KY) --Rescheduled (May 11)
Dr. Randa Jabbour (University of Wyoming). "Pest Management Research at the Interface of Ecology and Sociology"
Dr. Chase Stratton (The Land Institute). "Sustainable pest management and ecological intensification"
Dr. Dominic Evangelista-Huaman (Adelphi University). "Phylogenetics of Strange and Unknown Blattodea"
Dr. Rachel Harman (Kansas State University, Entomology). "Habitat fragmentation and range margin effects on dispersal and interactions between competitors".
Dr. Tania Kim
Dr. Punya Nachappa (Colorado State University). "Wild wild west: emerging viruses of wheat and hemp in Colorado"
Nicholas Van Pelt
Dr. Natalia Cernicchiaro (Kansas State University, Vet School). "Use of Epidemiological Approaches to Investigate the Risk of Emergence of the Japanese Encephalitis Virus in the USA"
Dr. Susan Packewitz (Popenoe Invited Speaker, University of Wisconsin Madison). "Ecology and management of vector-borne disease in the Upper MIdwest".
Nicholas Vanpelt (M.Sc. Proposal Seminar). "Physical Methods for Pest Management of Stored Product Mites"
Dr. Tom Phillips
Jacqueline Maille (Ph D Proposal Seminar). "Sniffing out stored product pests and determining the genetic basis of chemosensation in Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)"
Dr. Erin Scully
Dr. Thomas Phillips (2020 Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, Kansas State University). "Insects in Your Cereal: Research on Pest Management for Stored Foods"
Dr. Brian McCornack
Caleb Sowers (M.Sc. Proposal Seminar). "Sunup to sundown: Assessing plant-pollinator interaction dynamics through high-throughput automated pollination monitoring"
Dr. Brian Spiesman
Dr. Jen White (University of Kentucky). “Microbial symbionts as drivers of arthropod ecology and biological control”.-